Rock Doc http://nwpr.org en Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? http://nwpr.org/post/will-changes-fdas-new-food-labels-help-consumers-make-healthier-choices <p></p><p>While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45674 at http://nwpr.org Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll http://nwpr.org/post/brisk-walk-better-stroll <p></p><p>Nothing could be better—or healthier—than a walk through the countryside, right?&nbsp; Wrong.&nbsp; New research reveals that walking <em>briskly</em> could be better.&nbsp; "Rock Doc"&nbsp; Kirsten Peters explains.</p><p></p><p>My Labrador-mix from the pound, Buster Brown by name, loves to walk with me. On the weekends we often do a six-mile walk around town or along the Snake River where Buster can be off leash (as Mother Nature intends).</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:42:43 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45212 at http://nwpr.org A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll Designing Better Asphalt http://nwpr.org/post/designing-better-asphalt <p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:03:19 +0000 Gillian Coldsnow 42227 at http://nwpr.org Designing Better Asphalt Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-longevity-dogs <p></p><p></p><p>If you live in the U.S. there’s a 47% chance that you have a dog.&nbsp; That number goes up to 56% if you live in Canada. When your dog goes on a walk with you, snuggles up next to you on the couch or tilts her head at something you say the bond between you deepens.&nbsp; Here comes the heartbreaking aspect of having a dog.&nbsp; They just don’t live long enough.&nbsp; Dr. Kirsten &nbsp;Peters, the “Rock Doc” offers some insight into why.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:36:17 +0000 Kirsten Peters 35933 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs Rock Doc: The Bridge Fuel http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-bridge-fuel <p></p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:02:04 +0000 Kirsten Peters 24724 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: The Bridge Fuel What A Drag http://nwpr.org/post/what-drag <p>I swim laps at noon several times a week. I enjoy the water, and the gentle exercise is good for my aging joints.</p><p>Like other old ladies in the pool, I&rsquo;m no speed demon. Even a bucketful of performance enhancing drugs would not make me slice through the water quickly. But like all the lap swimmers I know, slow or fast, I take an interest in Michael Phelps and the other American swimmers soon to compete in London in the 2012 Summer Olympics.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:26:22 +0000 Dr. Kirsten Peters 12374 at http://nwpr.org What A Drag Swimming In The Olympics: What A Drag http://nwpr.org/post/swimming-olympics-what-drag <p><a href="http://news.wsu.edu/Pages/Publications.asp?Action=Detail&amp;PublicationID=32160&amp;PageID="><em>Republished from WSUNews</em></a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(38, 42, 45); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, san-serif; text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:40:15 +0000 Kirsten Peters 11816 at http://nwpr.org Swimming In The Olympics: What A Drag Victory Over The Angel Of Death http://nwpr.org/post/victory-over-angel-death <p>In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote: &quot;In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.&quot; Well, it should interest you to know that death is no longer a certainty, at least for one species. The Rock Doc, Dr. Kirsten Peters, has the details.</p><p>&quot;The gene for death has been isolated &ndash;and reversed- by scientists. Not a bad day&rsquo;s work, you might say.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:12:19 +0000 Dr. Kirsten Peters 10055 at http://nwpr.org Victory Over The Angel Of Death Rock Doc: Our Daily Bread In 2050 http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-our-daily-bread-2050 <p>One of my habits in recent years has been studying climate history in my free time. What can I say; it keeps me out of bars.</p><p>Recently, I was startled to learn that the temperatures experienced by American wheat farms back in the 1830s were almost 7 degrees warmer than they now are.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:46:48 +0000 Dr. Kirsten Peters 7270 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: Our Daily Bread In 2050